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Margot (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 30 November 2009
At the age of forty, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff) is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Dame Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then ... See full summary »

Director:

Otto Bathurst

Writers:

Amanda Coe (screenplay), Meredith Daneman (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Margot Fonteyn
Penelope Wilton ... B.Q
Con O'Neill ... Tito
Lindsay Duncan ... Madam
Derek Jacobi ... Fred Ashton
Matthew Hart Matthew Hart ... Michael Somes
Michelle Bonnard ... Sally
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ... Cathy
Michiel Huisman ... Rudolph Nureyev
Anton Lukovkin Anton Lukovkin ... Eric
Tatiana Lavrentieva Tatiana Lavrentieva ... Elderly Russian Lady
Ben Stott Ben Stott ... Good-Looking Boy
Robert Perkins Robert Perkins ... Mr. McDonald
Dimitri Gruzdyev Dimitri Gruzdyev ... Dancer
Ksenia Ovsyanick Ksenia Ovsyanick ... Dancer
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At the age of forty, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff) is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Dame Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev (Michiel Huisman), a recent defector to the West, comes into her life and her bed and revitalizes her career. Frederick Ashton (Sir Derek Jacobi) creates a new ballet for them and they become the golden couple of the ballet world. However, Margot is married to Roberto "Tito" Arias (Con O'Neill), a Panamanian politician of dubious repute who is not sympathetic to her calling and is probably faithless. When he is shot and paralyzed for life, Margot must carry on dancing well into her sixties in order to pay for his costly treatment, though she still collaborates with Rudolf in the occasional ballet. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Made as one of a three-part season "Women We Loved" on BBC Four. The other two movies in the series were Gracie! (2009) and Enid (2009). See more »

Goofs

Margot Fonteyn flies to Sydney Australia in 1959 and a shot of the Opera House is shown. However, the building on that landmark would have only just begun and the construction on the outer shells hadn't begun until 1963 and completed until 1967. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 30 November 2009 (2009) See more »

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Sensitive, moving and authentic

I loved every minute of this sensitive and enthralling production. The dancing is marvellous and the whole production feels totally authentic to the period and looks utterly beautiful. At times it was extremely moving and affecting. Derek Jacobi is stunning, witty and completely true to the role of Frederick Ashton. Anne-Marie Duff and Michiel Huisman as Fonteyn and Nureyev have true chemistry. Absolutely perfect.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudy & Margot See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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